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Honeybee Parasite Found in Scotland

Animals  (tags: Animals, Biodiversity, Biology, Conservation, Ecology, Food, Insects, Natural resources, Pollinators, Sustainability, UK )

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A parasite affecting honeybees has been spotted in Scotland for the first time, potentially posing a new threat to our battered bee population.

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Danuta Watola (1243)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 3:59 am

Gloria picchetti (305)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 6:57 am
Noted and shared.

Agnes N. (703)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 3:57 pm
Thanks Judy

Birgitta S. (206)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 12:17 pm
Thank you, Judy for this...

Dianne D. (475)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 12:23 pm
Very scary. When the honey bee is gone, so is a lot of our food source.

Malgorzata Zmuda (185)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 12:45 pm
szkoda pszczˇł

michelle l. (41)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 12:59 pm
This is a worry.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 1:15 pm
'Or it has come in more recently, spread very rapidly and could be a more serious problem. At the moment it's an unknown threat.'
Probably conjured up in a corporate laboratory.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 1:30 pm
Thanks for info.

Suzanne L. (134)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 1:35 pm
Noted. Very disturbing.

paula eaton (30)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 2:16 pm
Between pesticides and parasites the bees are on the way to extinction. Sad news.

Ila Vazquez (2)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 2:56 pm
Noted & not good for the bees or anyone. I've been hearing about a decline in bees for quite awhile now & this is not surprising. So many animals are on the decline. I hope something can be done for the bees.

Ann Breeden (65)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 3:28 pm
I wonder if they've been using the same pesticides that are used in the U.S. or if this is something entirely different? Either way, I hope something's done soon to protect the bees.

Natalie V. (27)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 4:07 pm

Winn Adams (218)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 6:11 pm

Julie W. (27)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 9:17 pm
Oh no, more bad news for bees. Which ultimately means bad news for us, as without pollination we cold lose many of our food crops. Scary!

Ruth C. (263)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 5:31 am
Poor Bees, its not bad enough that they have people working them to make a profit, now they have another problem, parasites.

MmAWAY M. (481)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 3:06 pm
Gads, as if they didn't have enough problems! Thank you Judy!

Sergio Padilla (63)
Monday February 25, 2013, 12:49 pm
No bees no food

Klaus Peters (14)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 4:14 am
A potentially catastrophic situation if we cannot stop the decline of the honey bee population.
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